Those first cautious steps are always met with such excitement. Especially so for Mia’s parents who have spent countless hours in intensive physio and pediatrician appointments to make it possible.
Mia was born with complications during her birth. She suffered from shoulder distotia and a broken clavicle, a huge amount of physiotherapy followed and she now has use of her left arm with only slight remaining complications. Her parents were still concerned however when Mia was failing to meet milsetones and after a 12 month battle for answers finally received a diagnosis.
Mia has Hypotonia Cerebral Palsy, meaning her low muscle tone makes things like rolling, crawling and walking challenging.
It is only in the last few months that Mia has mastered the art of walking with the help of special orthopedic shoes. She still has that adorable waddle kids get when they are still unsure on their feet, and that look of unshakable determination.